from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal A loud coarse laugh; a guffaw.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A loud, distinct, sound of laughter by a human.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A loud, boisterous laugh; a guffaw.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A loud, coarse, boisterous laugh.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
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It was hard to suppress a horselaugh at the weekend's news that Ralph Nader and Cornel West are trying to organize a primary challenge against President Obama.
“Here is a goodly summons!” said Turnbull, with a sort of horselaugh.
So many of the scholars we'd interviewed had given us the old horselaugh.
So when Synova says "And if you think that the Bush administration has been successful *ever* at putting a story out that they want put out then..." the only rational response is a resounding horselaugh.
George would have given him the old horselaugh for sure.
These are indeed, like arsenic, and other dangerous drugs in physic, to be used with the utmost caution; nor would I advise the introduction of them at all in those works, or by those authors, to which, or to whom, a horselaugh in the reader would be any great prejudice or mortification.
But he never told the others, knowing it would get a big horselaugh.
But Purdy burst into a horselaugh, and held his sides.
We are on a universal automated telephone menu, the electronic circle ever returning to the announcement that tells us, "To hear these options again, press star, press pound, press any old goddamn number you want-and you'll still get a recorded horselaugh."
Mr. Kauffmann himself seems to think that he has "proved," as a "statement of fact," Tolstoy's inadequacy as a critic by quoting another of Tolstoy's judgments that he is certain will raise a general horselaugh (though, by the way, Tolstoy's views on Shakespeare are not nearly so simple-minded as Mr. Kauffmann thinks, or as Shaw's happen to be).